- An inspiring man has shared his personal journey of loss and triumph on social media
- After an accident left him disabled, he did not give up and instead pushed for success even harder
- Social media users were impressed by his amazing story
A man has shared an inspiring of how he went against the odds to achieve success. He was involved in a taxi accident 22 years ago which left him permanently disabled. He did not let this stop him as he pursued his studies and eventually obtained a PhD.
Tefo Mathobisa was born as the seventh child to a single mother who worked as a domestic worker in the Free State.
He completed matric, and was the first in his family to do so. He had to look for work and found a job as a security officer. He later found better employment in the South African Police Service until 2006. Tragedy struck in 1997 when he became involved in a taxi accident which left his neck broken. He became disabled.
He spent one year and two months in hospital recovering.
"With or without disability I started studying with Technikon S.A National Diploma in Policing, later I completed my Degree in Pastoral ministry with the University of Pretoria, Honors and Masters Degree and later in 2017 completed PhD in Theology"
Today he is a Doctor of Theology and a shining example of never giving up regardless of circumstances.
Social media users were impressed by his story and had kind messages of support for him. Facebook user Robin Joubert said:
"Aah Tefo what a wonderfully positive story and message. Thank you!"
Elizabeth Roberts said:
"I stand in awe of all that you have gone through, achieved and become. You are an inspiration! God is good. All the time!"
Tsakani Phetla said:
"Wow! Talk about never giving up?! I salute you"
Salome Wales Kotze said:
"Well done. You have achieved and made many proud"
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